Wild Garlic Pesto (Bärlauchpesto)

Mediterranean style wild garlic pesto with mild garlic-y taste and lovely fresh texture (with walnuts, green olives and no cheese or pine nuts). It can be added to pasta, salads, roasts and veggies. This wild garlic pesto recipe is also vegan.  Wild garlic season…

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Old Fashioned Croissants (with Lard)

Homemade, old-fashioned croissants that are soft, aromatic and perfectly flaky. Basic recipe that can be made with or without filling. Made with fresh lard, these croissants melt in your mouth.  What is lard? Is lard healthy?  Lard is a type of animal fat, derived from…

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Linden Tea

Fresh homemade linden flower & leaves tea with apple chips, topped with gentle cinnamon infusion. Easy, from scratch everyday tea to kick-start your day.  When I was growing up, my grandma used to make homemade team with ingredients she collected and dried out in…

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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Rosemary Soup

Creamy roasted cauliflower soup, enhanced by rich rosemary flavor – it’s a one stop delight for the senses. Feels like a restaurant – like expensive meal, no cheese required. Can be made vegan (with coconut milk) and/or no cream. If you have been around…

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Russian Pancakes – Blini

Blini, or Russian crepes (pancakes) are a highly popular breakfast dish that can be enjoyed with both sweet and savory filling (it’s up to you) . An authentic family recipe from my Russian grandma’s cookbook.  Being half Russian, but lived in Moscow only as…

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